Fargo, N.D. (September 2, 2022) – The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival Jury is proud to announce the award winners for the 14th annual film festival. Four films are being recognized and honored for their creativity, talent, approach to content, and overall excellence of their films. “We’re excited to recognize these filmmakers and their work,” said Sean Coffman, Executive Director of the Human Family and Chair of the 2022 Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival.
The award winners include:
Best of Show
Directed by John Klein, Kate Black-Spence
Narrative Short | 2021 | United States
Static Space features the story of Jamie, a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find a meaningful connection, even while worlds apart.
Directors John Klein and Kate Black-Spence
Best Narrative Short
Directed by Caio Scot
Narrative Short | 2021 | Brazil
In the bathroom at an awards ceremony, an unexpected encounter between two young actors brings up unresolved feelings and a love story that may not have ended yet.
Director Caio Scott
Best Narrative Feature
Directed by Travis Fine
Narrative Feature | 2019 | United States
In late 19th century Montana, an artist (Benjamin Rigby) seeking inspiration explores the landscape with his Native American guide (Kiowa Gordon), and finds his conceptions of himself and of the world around him challenged. In 1970s Barstow, California, a questioning youth’s (Uly Schlesinger) mundane existence is given a shot of adrenaline by the arrival of a new exchange student (Jessica Allain) who envelops them within her own lust for life. In present-day Wyoming, a trans teenager (Ryan Cassata) works through his self-destructive feelings with his perceptive, non-binary therapist (Kate Bornstein).
Director Travis Fine
Directed by Tess Paras
Narrative Short | 2022 | United States
Billy Upton, a proudly bougie, deaf, and gay man, finally meets his match in love. But will his bougie ways ruin it all?
The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival will take place in-person September 14-17, 2022, at the historic Fargo Theatre. An online virtual encore will take place September 18-25. Tickets are on sale now at www.FMLGBTFF.org.
The mission of the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival is to bring relevant and current queer cinema that highlights the lived experiences of the LGBTQ+ communities to the northern cities of Fargo and Moorhead. For more information about the festival, visit www.fmlgbtff.org.